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Mercury's Restaurant

Mizingani Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 777 413 081
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  • Excellent9%
  • Very good30%
  • Average38%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“cold beer” (15 reviews)
“prison island” (10 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Mizingani Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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1 - 10 of 786 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped for drinks after our trip to Prison Island. The location is absolutely stunning as you have good views of the sea and the boats etc. The food looked delicious - they had just delivered a pizza to the table next to us. Pity...More

Thank MirindaK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fair place - but I think it is overrated. Yes the place has some photos and memories of Freddy. But the service could use some improvement and customer care ethics in my opinion.

Thank DenisIgua
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

What a pity given the location right on the water. Sadly this place is an over priced rip off. Plus in a country where the service is always friendly and good they manage to set a low limit. Waters and waitresses spend more time in...More

Thank LesleyC53
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Nice location overlooking beach. Lots of staff but not much interest in their customer. Ordered a gin and tonic. The gin arrived and then we were told there is no tonic and that we could have sprite or coke with our gin. We ordered salad...More

2  Thank kiwicarole
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Difficult to not give this bar 10/10. Friendly staff...good food...ice cold beer and cocktails and even a milkshake for our 10 year old daughter. We had a variety of food from their menu. Service is great and quick. Well priced and an amazing "vibe". Well...More

Thank J L
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Nice informal layout. Great service and tantalizing food. Portions however for the weight watchers, so if you want to fill up recommend that you also order a starter

Thank Kashif S
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely view. The cutlery was clean, in comparison to most restaurants we have experienced in Zanzibar. Good selection of western foods and a lovely view of the beach, harbor, boats being repaired etc. A bit more expensive than other restaurants we have been to.

Thank Amy J
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Food mediocre but the ice cream was great,its a nice place to people watch being just by the ferry terminal,the toilets leave a lot to be desired and the bar stools vere disgustingly dirty.

Thank c0n123
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Just a place near the beach that the boats begin the tour for Prison Island. Reasonable prices but it smells awfully. Live music during the night. Overall average.

Thank Panagiotis P
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We just wanted a beer and happened to pass by on our way from a boat ride to prison island. We saw the F.Mercury tribute on the wall and it was indeed a surprise since we had no idea that he ever lived here, besides...More

Thank Stathis T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
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09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mizingani Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 777 413 081
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Mercury's Restaurant is situated right next to the sea port - PERFECT if you are entering Zanzibar by boat! Our menu offers a range of fresh fish, soups, seafood, club sandwich, pizza, fajitas & many vegetarian options. All our tables are situated on an open plan deck with a view of the indian ocean & the nearby islands. Come and enjoy a Zanzibar Ice spiced coffee or fresh juice at Mercury's....
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